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The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a report calling on the federal government to make permanent its new partial capital gains tax exemption for sales of existing firms to employee ownership trusts and extend it to worker cooperatives. In its 2024 budget, the federal government released further details on the proposed exemption and conditions that […]

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is joining Ownership Works, a non-profit organization dedicated to implementing broad-based employee ownership programs, as a founding investor partner. Through partnerships with companies and investors, Ownership Works is aiming to change the corporate culture of ownership by integrating broad-based equity plans that include employee ownership, according to a press […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 24, 2023 October 24, 2023
  • 11:00

The U.S. Department of Labor is launching an employee ownership initiative to encourage more employers and employees to take advantage of these opportunities. The new initiative will fall under part of the SECURE 2.0 Act — which was passed by Congress in 2022 — and aims to empower workers through ownership arrangements and educate them […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 26, 2023 July 25, 2023
  • 09:00

The Canadian Employee Ownership Coalition is urging the federal government to introduce an employee ownership trust in the next federal budget and to remove tax barriers to employee ownership by adopting the U.K.’s approach to a capital gains tax exemption. The federal government pledged to study the barriers to employee ownership in its 2021 budget and committed […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • February 10, 2023 February 10, 2023
  • 09:00

An article on a ruling against the Blue Cross Life Insurance Co. of Canada and how it could affect long-term disability premiums was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Ruling against Blue Cross Life Insurance could affect LTD premiums: lawyer 2. Brown and […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2022 August 5, 2022
  • 09:00

Brown and Caldwell is recognizing employees’ hard work and resilience over the last two years with a company-wide salary increase. In July, the engineering consultancy gave employees a five per cent increase on their current salaries. Patti Pederson, the organization’s vice-president of total rewards, says the increase was implemented across the board for everyone actively […]